CLIOTOP (http://web.pml.ac.uk/globec/structure/regional/cliotop/cliotop.htm) is a 10-year scientific Programme which has been operating since 2005 as a GLOBEC Core Programme and which will operate for the next five years under the IMBER Programme, the two IOC/SCOR/IGBP sponsored Programmes focusing on marine ecosystems.
CLIOTOP mid-term workshop is one of three workshops that were selected as EUR-OCEANS Foresight Workshops after EUR-OCEANS June 2009 call.
One of the goal of the WS is to define and specify the new general directions of the Programme (2010-2015).
Targeted new activities or 'scientific products':
- the CLIOTOP-MDST (Model and Data Sharing Tool gathering global data sets of different type and model outputs at the global scale and displaying them through a single web interface to stimulate comparative analysis),
- the CLIOTOP-MAAS (Mid-trophic Automatic Acoustic Sampler to deploy large scale arrays of autonomous drifting acoustic recorders),
- the CLIOTOP-ESM (Earth System Modelling framework coupling models from physics to fish to markets),
- the CLIOTOP-SEE (Scenarios of Ecosystem Evolution from short- to long-term including food security issues associated to oceanic fisheries and conservation of charismatic top predator species),
- the CLIOTOP-SIP (Synthetic Indicator Panel integrating data and model outputs for an ecosystem approach to oceanic fisheries in a climate change perspective).
- Publication of the implementation plan for phase 2 of CLIOTOP in the IMBER Report Series, as an addendum to the CLIOTOP Science Plan.
- Publication of a position paper in a high impact factor journal.
A report on the WS was published as an article in both the GLOBEC and IMBER newsletters:
- article in GLOBEC newsletter 16.1 (PDF; also available as attachment below)
- article in IMBER newsletter 15 / sept (html)
As of Oct. 2010, a position paper is being finalized.